isomorphism

noun
iso·​mor·​phism | \ ˌī-sə-ˈmȯr-ˌfi-zəm How to pronounce isomorphism (audio) \

Definition of isomorphism

1 : the quality or state of being isomorphic: such as
a : similarity in organisms of different ancestry resulting from convergence
b : similarity of crystalline form between chemical compounds
2 : a one-to-one correspondence between two mathematical sets especially : a homomorphism that is one-to-one — compare endomorphism

Examples of isomorphism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This notion of isomorphism lies at the heart of this decades-old problem. Quanta Magazine, 10 Aug. 2021 This notion of isomorphism lies at the heart of this decades-old problem. Quanta Magazine, 10 Aug. 2021 This notion of isomorphism lies at the heart of this decades-old problem. Quanta Magazine, 10 Aug. 2021 This term refers to the notion of isomorphism in the more exotic homotopy category of spaces. Emily Riehl, Scientific American, 17 Sep. 2021 This notion of isomorphism lies at the heart of this decades-old problem. Quanta Magazine, 10 Aug. 2021 The Friedman-Stanley paper, as well as the new work by Paolini and Shelah, focused on an equivalence relation — called isomorphism — between structures. Quanta Magazine, 10 Aug. 2021 This notion of isomorphism lies at the heart of this decades-old problem. Quanta Magazine, 10 Aug. 2021 This notion of isomorphism lies at the heart of this decades-old problem. Quanta Magazine, 10 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of isomorphism

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Isomorphism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isomorphism. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for isomorphism

isomorphism

noun
iso·​mor·​phism | \ ˌi-sə-ˈmȯr-ˌfiz-əm How to pronounce isomorphism (audio) \

Medical Definition of isomorphism

1 : similarity in organisms of different ancestry resulting from evolutionary convergence
2 : similarity of crystalline form between chemical compounds
3 : a correspondence that is held to exist between a mental process (as perception) and physiological processes

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